Interdisciplinary groups were charged by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to advise campus administration on activities that support the growth, strength, and visibility of the university's interdisciplinary research enterprise. See the final reports below.
Members of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group provided advice and input to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Provost, and the Chancellor on research in the social and behavioral sciences across campus.
Specific committee activities include:
- Advising campus administration on how best to support research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, including consideration of a social sciences research institute
- Building on the process of Visioning Future Excellence, connecting individuals and groups of researchers in these areas to enable creative new scholarship
- Working with OVCR staff to create strong coherent communications that present Illinois as a world leader in social and behavioral science research
- Preparing the campus for more effective pursuit of large funding opportunities in these areas by identifying them early and suggesting possible proposal teams
- Assessing the needs on campus for research infrastructure to support research in the social and behavioral sciences
- Establishing regular communication and collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Working Group